BTW, I named her "Black Widow" hence the colors of her dress. She's made from muslin (skin), red lining (probably synthetic), black lining, and black lace. Her boots and face were painted on but everything else was either hand sewn or done w/ the sewing machine.
I could swear that somewhere in the vast internet empire, there was a tutorial for turning your regular patterns into patterns for your doll. I tried recreating them in illustrator, then playing around with the dimensions, but there might actually be an easier way. Any suggestions?
I just wanted to show this off... I knit this bag for a Chocolate Swap, but since she's only going to see the finished product, I wanted to show it in the different steps.
First, I took a bunch of plain wool yarn and dyed it in 3 different shades of brown so it can have a variant effect. Next, I put them into balls, pulled out leftovers of 2 greens I had lying around and more of the plain wool that hadn't been dyed earlier. Next... I knit!
So, I sent my little teddy bear away for the Little Visitor Swap 2, but something went wrong and according to the tracking, he's on his way back to me. So, this got me to thinking that because my deceased grandmother made him, if he had been lost, I would have been devastated. So, I made something new...
Introducing Ryuuko. She's made from scraps I had sitting around 5 years from my prom dress, sequins I swept off of the floor 3 weeks ago, and some sheer material that came from a shirt my DD's will no longer allow me to wear.
The naming was simple... I looked up "dragon" in Japanese and it translated as "Ryuu" in a kanji character. My Japanese teacher said that by adding "ko" to the end of the name, makes it feminine. So, I came up with Ryuuko!
Please tell me what you think. it was my 1st time working with satin, so its obvious that I need work, but I would really appreciate your feedback.
I just participate in my 1st swap and I'm still in the probation period. I did everything right, mailed on time, but in the meantime, I would like to join other swaps. I imagine that this may be a problem in the future for other first time swappers. If your organizer is bound by the rules that they can't give feedback until the partner had received their package, then can there be a loophole allowing swappers to join other swaps with the original organizer's permission?
I used some scrap wool/acrylic yarn and a felting needle to do the face. My dog got to him for a little bit and he lost his ear, so I felted a new one on. I don't think that it was too bad for my first try. What do you think?
So, sadly, here I am during my spring break with the flu. While I feel like my chest is going to collapse at any moment now, that will never keep me from knitting. I should mention that I went crazy before Christmas with my yarn purchases and consequently, I had a lot left over. In fear of becoming my mother with closets full of craft supplies that were purchased during the Reagan administration and have not seen daylight since, I said, I have to get rid of some of this. So... I kind of started making the Saucy Tote from SnBN, but around row 7, I just decided to play it by ear. Thus,
Obviously it was way too floppy and I'm too lazy and too sick to line it. So, while washing my sheets for the umteenth time, I threw it in there with them. After using an electric razor to take off all the extra fuzz, I got this:
So, I just got the Loop-D-Loop knitting book from Amazon and I really want to make the Puff Sleeve Bolero. Does anyone know any good replacement yarns for Needful Yarns' "Super" and "Extra?" I'm a student on a budget and even if I wasn't, I can't find either of them anywhere online. i would really appreciate some assistance with this.
So, I finally broke down and spent $18 on Noro Kureyon yarn and I finally got it right. My first warmer was the 1st time I ever knit a gusset and I accidentally made a arm warmer that could only fit Lobster Boy. I have to find it and post it into the Stitch and Botch section.
Next I used the green yarn I had lying around left over from some socks I knit for a friend. They almost worked except that I accidentally knit to right hand. I got so pissed I let my dog chew up the 2nd one. Can you tell?
I finally used the yarn and I love them so much that I might use the left over yarn to make another pair.